Congress is at its lowest approval rating in modern history. It's easy to see why.
The members of the House of Representatives spend much of their time trying to get money so they can fund their next election campaign.
We Americans are the most giving people in the world when help is needed, but some members of Congress would rather play politics. There should be no strings attached when approving funds for these people. If the far-right lawmakers don't like a bill set before them, they filibuster and nothing gets done.
The voters who sent these people to Congress should get on their phones and computers and insist that they quit playing politics. They were elected to represent all Americans, not just their donors. There is no excuse for this.
Congress voted to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina with $50 million in 10 days. That was the right thing to do. They even put off the funding for the victims of Superstorm Sandy until weeks went by. That was not the time to use these poor people as pawns in their political games.
I would not vote for anyone who does not have the heart to help his fellow Americans in their time of need. Lawmakers should be required to spend time with these unfortunate people and then go back to the comfort of their cushy offices and homes.
I hope the new members of Congress will not be so cold. Our local Rep. Bill Enyart should be a shining light in the dismal halls of Congress.